Carmen Basilio Signed Original Wire Photo – 1961


An original press photo, measuring 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition, clean front & back with white back. This was graciously signed for me by Carmen at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY. Beautifully signed in bold, blue sharpie in depicts Carmen signing a fight contract with promoter Norman Rothschild, at a news conference in Syracuse, NY. 


Carmen Basilio was born on April 2, 1927 in Canastota, New York. He won the World Welterweight Title on June 10, 1955 from Tony DeMarco. He won the World Middleweight Title from Ray Robinson on September 23, 1957. He retired after losing to Paul Pender on April 22, 1961 with a final record of 56-16-7 with 27 KO’s.